Thursday night's impromptu gathering at the Palm was a great success, and people who didn't come the rest of the weekend came out.
Friday Night - September 19, 2008
Although the turnout for the CHS tour and the homecoming game was not as good as we had hoped, everyone who attended had fun even thought the Tornadoes got their butts beat by Lakewood. The Welcoming Reception at the Biltmore got underway at 8:00 p.m., and there were approximately 80 people in attendance. Jim's I-Pod music from the '60s was perfect, and the snacks delicious.
The crazy people who stayed at the bar until after 3:00 a.m. realized the next morning that they were not as young as they used to be.
And, who knew this would be our last time at the Biltmore. So sad to see the old girl go!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Saturday morning found the Tiger Woods' and Phil Nicholson's of our class out on the links. From all reports, a great time was had by all, with Bill Glass taking home the trophy. Thanks to Charlie Hilleboe for organizing this tournament.
Cocktails and Dinner
Saturday night started with a cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner, that everyone agrees was plentiful and delicious. Lynne Edelman Famaile and Allen Weatherilt spoke of the significance of the year 1968 and Jim Drain and Patty Day Perkey brought attendees up-to-date on the status of the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund.
Speaking of which, the 50/50, run by Judy Drain Dowd, raised approximately $225 for the scholarship fund, while the silent auction, which Beverly Lester Mays coordinated, raised almost $1,600. And, we collected over $2,100 in donations from reunion participants. Great news for our scholarship fund.
However, please don't let that keep you from donating. We still need to "beef up" our account to get it where it's self-sustaining. Please visit our Scholarship page, for instructions on making donations to the Pinellas Education Foundation on behalf of out scholarship fund.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
There was a worship service in the Candlelight Room led by Joe Brown and facilitated by Allen Weatherilt. From what we heard, it was an excellent experience for all who attended.
The Biltmore had an incredible Sunday Brunch. We had a private room, and it was the perfect time to say goodbye until next time. It was noted that at least one attendee was still wearing the same attire from Saturday night but...no one said a thing!